For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
The words escaped my lips just as I realized their subtle implication—not exactly wrong, but misleading.
“The church I go to meets at 10am” is technically correct, but simultaneously all wrong!
I don’t go to church. I am part of a church community.
The people of God comprise the church 7 days a week wherever we exhibit God’s justice and kindness. The church is not one location or time of worship. We are part of His ongoing project to reshape this world to resemble His kingdom.
We are God’s masterpiece! We are each beautifully and intentionally handcrafted by God for a purpose—to be part of the larger masterpiece. While we might apply this scripture to individuals, it actually describes the community of believers. We are created anew to cross ethnic, class, and age barriers and show the world that unity among diverse people is possible when Jesus reigns.
Unity among diverse people is possible when Jesus reigns. (tweet this)
We, the church, are God’s masterpiece. Not me, not you, but the collective whole. The church is a work of art forever in progress. And our purpose is to visibly display His love, mercy, and grace to everyone everywhere—to attract them to the beauty of a life with Jesus. Jesus said “Go and make disciples.”
I am part of the church—a living, growing, changing masterpiece that displays God’s beauty to the world. (tweet this)
Would you say you go to church or are you part of a church?
How can you become more a part of your church?